Chapter 14. The Environment Discipline

This chapter explains the kinds of artifacts that are produced and the activities that take place in the environment discipline. It also introduces the Process Engineering Process (PEP), a separate component of the Rational Unified Process that focuses on the improvement of software process rather than the software product.


The purpose of the environment discipline is to support the development organization with both processes and tools. This support includes the following:

  • Tool selection and acquisition

  • Setup of tools and configuration of tools to suit the organization

  • Process configuration

  • Process improvement

  • Technical services to support the process: the information technology (IT) infrastructure, account ...

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